Weak point in a person's character or any spot vulnerable to attack.
Allusion to the object the Greek goddess of strife threw into the midst of wedding guests.
Anything excessively filthy or corrupt or extremely difficult and distasteful.
In a difficult position between two perils, alluding to a monster that would devour sailors and a whirlpool in the Strait of Messina.
Asleep or in a deep sleep, alluding to the Greek god of dreams.
To fall passionately in love.
Distrust of the kindness of one's enemies, from the words Laocoön used to warn the inhabitants of Troy.
Ceaseless and futile task that is repeated again and again, from the story of the king of Corinth and his punishment in Tartarus.
Victory won at too great a cost, from the armed warriors that sprang from planted dragon's teeth; they fought amongst themselves until only five were left.
To write poetry, to compose music, or to start a career in the arts; allusion to a mountain sacred to Apollo and the Muses.
Done to perfection or adorned in one's best from head to toe, possible allusion to the Muses.
Daughter's unconscious fondness or desire for her father and hostility toward her mother, alluding to the daughter who helped plan the murder of her mother, Clytemnestra.
Faithful friend or companion, alluding to the devoted companion of Aeneas in Virgil's Aeneid.
To engage in a foolish undertaking, from the story of Icarus.
To offer a bribe to extricate oneself from a difficult situation, alluding to the three-headed guard dog of Hades who could be bribed with food.
Times of happiness, tranquility, and prosperity or times of peace and happiness that are gone and will never return, from the story of the kingfisher that had the power to quiet the winds and the waves during the winter solstice when it bred in a nest floating on the sea.
A remarkable or an unnatural ability to make money, from the story of a legendary king of Phrygia.
Extremely difficult assignment, from the story of the twelve labors of a Roman strongman.
An expression of surprise or shock, partly from the name of the plant the god Hermes gave Odysseus to protect him from the sorceress Circe.
Extremely hot, from the abode of the shades in Greek and Roman mythology, even though this was a place of gloomy, icy darkness.
So exceptional that there is no comparison, from the comparison of a radiant and majestic Titan considered to be the sun in Greek mythology to a creature known for its debauchery.
Prized belongings of a household or family, from the name of the Roman gods of the household.
To solve a great mystery
Allusion to the powerful magic of Medusa and the other Gorgons.
To begin writing a poem, to do creative or inspired work, or to achieve great success, alluding to the winged horse of the Muses that created their spring called Hippocrene on Mt. Helicon from the touch of its hoof.
Son's unconscious desire for his mother and hostility toward his father, alluding to the son who unknowingly killed his father and married his mother.
To create a source of unforeseen troubles that should have been left alone.
Allusion to the wife of Odysseus who waited for him for twenty years.
Never-ending task, alluding to a shroud being woven for Laertes.
To add difficulty to difficulty, embarrassment to embarrassment, allusion to the mountains that the giants Otus and Ephialtes stacked up to try to climb to Olympus.
Any arbitrary standard to which exact conformity is required, often forcefully, alluding to the fate of the victims of the highway man of myth.
Extremely rich, alluding to the Greek god of wealth.
To come back from an apparent defeat, from the story of the fabled Arabian bird.
An irresistible enticement, from the name of the sea nymphs.
To plant seeds of strife, especially by peaceful intent, from the story of Cadmus, the founder of Thebes.
Any person, thing, or group that tries to subvert from within.
Task only one person can accomplish.
Under my protection; from the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena.
An individual's destiny from birth to death, from the story of the three Fates.